I have just celebrated one year of not drinking any softdrink!! I was addicted to Coke, I could easily of had between 2-4 cans a day. I have had a sip or two in this time of lemonade and I twisted my face and passed the glass back each time, it was far too sweet. Now all I drink is water, coffee or homemade juice, I don’t feel the need for anything more. I am truly proud of myself for quitting Coke and not having a sip of it for a full year… it has been hard but I am so much better for it!!
It was March 2013 that made the huge decision to have Gastric Sleeve surgery, you can read why I made this choice here. I had my surgery on 6th June 2013 and to date I have lost 38kg (and feeling fantastic!). Sadly I have been on a plateau for most of 2014. When the kids started school back in January and I remember being so close to my next goal of 40kg, I had only 5 kg to go, now 3 months later I still have two kilos to lose, losing that 3kg was hard work I can only imagine this next two will be harder again. In the beginning my weight loss was fast, but this last few months has been frustrating, I was actually hoping to be at my ultimate goal of 50kg already.
I say frustrating, because I’m not good at being patient, however I’m not disappointed that I haven’t reached my ultimate goal either. I don’t mind that I am losing it slowly and I have the faith that I will, but obviously to get through this plateau something needs to change. I do two personal training sessions plus two early morning bootcamp sessions each week, I know I’m exercising enough, so maybe I need to concentrate more on my food intake. Over the next few weeks I am going to try the following:
- Drink plenty of water, I know I don’t drink enough
- Avoiding processed and refined foods such as bread and pasta
- Read the labels, limit the number of preservatives and additives
- Less fats, no fried foods
- Less sugar
- Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
My food diary
I am terrible at remembering to take my vitamins each day and there are days that my energy levels are really low. I have created this food diary printable so I can write down the food I have eaten and then at the end of the day if my energy levels are low look back and see what may have been the cause, perhaps something I have eaten, or I forgot my vitamins??